Mia Cassany (6)

An Atlas of Imaginary Places

ISBN: 9783791373478

Author: Mia Cassany    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This dreamy, gorgeously detailed picture book leads children on a journey to impossible but wonderfully imagined places. Upside-down mountains, volcanoes that s...


This dreamy, gorgeously detailed picture book leads children on a journey to impossible but wonderfully imagined places. Upside-down mountains, volcanoes that spew bubble gum, a gentle humpback whale keeping an entire city afloat. These and other wonderful worlds may not exist on Earth, but elsewhere — who knows? Each spread of this captivating book invites readers on a fantastic voyage. Ana de Lima’s whimsical, softly colored illustrations are filled with surprising details that reward close examination, while Mia Cassany’s soothing narrator is a nameless fellow traveler. A jungle where the animals exchange stripes, spots, and markings each time they sneeze, an archipelago made up of dessert-shaped islands, and a lighthouse so tall you can draw a new galaxy with your finger are just some of the wild places to visit. Perfect for before-bed reading, or daytime dreaming, this stunningly illustrated book will delight young readers and encourage them to conjure their own imaginary places.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 40


Dimensions: 230 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 16-03-2018


$45.00
Bucketloads of Friends

ISBN: 9783791373577

Author: Mia Cassany    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Lucas’s search for a best friend turns into an amazing journey, illustrated with some of the busiest, most delightful drawings imaginable. Lucas is looking e...


Lucas’s search for a best friend turns into an amazing journey, illustrated with some of the busiest, most delightful drawings imaginable. Lucas is looking everywhere for a best friend; the park, the circus, by the lake, and at school. He meets a lot of people along the way. But what about a best friend? This entertaining and colorful book is full of details for kids to search and find. Every spread features line drawings that are humming with activity. From an animal hospital populated with every kind of pet to an office filled with workers too busy working to give Lucas the time of day; from a restaurant that appears to serve only sandwiches and salad to a botanic garden where the visitors are just as strange as the plants. As Lucas travels around the city, he meets a lot of people, but will he find a best friend? Young readers will turn again and again to these drawings, discovering new details each time, and sparking their own ideas about how people interact in everyday situations. Many look and find questions will increase the fun and help to spot even more details. Recommended for ages 4–8


Bind: hardback


Pages: 44


Dimensions: 230 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 14-09-2018


$32.00
Wilderness

ISBN: 9783791373720

Author: Mia Cassany    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This brilliantly illustrated book takes young readers to the planet’s wild regions, including forests, jungles, tundras, and deserts to discover the animals t...


This brilliantly illustrated book takes young readers to the planet’s wild regions, including forests, jungles, tundras, and deserts to discover the animals that call it home. This aptivating book brings the natural world into sharp focus. Beautifully colored and intricately detailed illustrations depict places as exotic and wide-ranging as Senegal’s Niokolo-Koba National Park, Russia’s Sikhote-Alin mountain range, the Sinharaja Forest Reserve in Sri Lanka, Daintree National Park in Australia, the Mexican desert, and China’s bamboo forests. Each spread contains more than twenty different species including birds, snakes, frogs, iguanas, leopards, tigers, gorillas, pandas, and wolves. The back of the book is filled with additional information about the animals and their habitats.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 275 x 355 mm


Publication Date: 26-04-2019


$45.00
Great Streets of the World

ISBN: 9783791374031

Author: Mia Cassany    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This delightful tour through sixteen of the world’s most vibrant streets will awaken young readers to the joys of travel. What makes a street interesting? Is ...


This delightful tour through sixteen of the world’s most vibrant streets will awaken young readers to the joys of travel. What makes a street interesting? Is it the architecture, the landscape, the people, the businesses, or the history? In this collection of sixteen charmingly detailed illustrations, kids can discover the answer for themselves. Spanning nearly every continent to explore a fantastic variety of cities, sixteen doublepage spreads come alive with color and activity. In San Francisco, people and vehicles make their way up and down Lombard Street’s twists and turns. On Hotagayo Street in the quiet, wintry Japanese town of Shirakawa-gō, snow slides off the deeply pitched roofs, while in Bamako, Mali, the massive and crowded marketplace shimmers with heat. Kids will delight in the quirky architecture of Prinsengracht Street in Amsterdam and try to identify all the neon lights of Broadway. Whether looking down the dizzying slope that is the Rua da Bica in Lisbon or zooming on a motorbike through Hanoi, Agusti Sousa’s irresistible illustrations capture each location’s unique vibe. Mia Cassany’s texts will spark discussion about what makes a place special, while encouraging readers to wonder what’s happening on the streets of their own hometowns.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 36


Dimensions: 230 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 15-10-2019


$32.00
Totem : Spirit Animals of Ancient Civilizations

ISBN: 9783791374017

Author: Mia Cassany    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

From cats to crocodiles, lions to eagles—discover the animals that were important to ancient civilizations and their mythologies. Ancient cultures regarded a...


From cats to crocodiles, lions to eagles—discover the animals that were important to ancient civilizations and their mythologies. Ancient cultures regarded animals as emblems of power and magic. An array of animals helped shape entire societies and religions. Now, this boldly inventive book helps young readers grasp just how important animals were to those that came before us. Each civilization is depicted in double-page spreads that feature captivating drawings alongside informative texts. As readers travel from culture to culture, they will learn the ways animals have been worshiped, feared, and mythologized. They can explore how Native Americans believed eagles had control over nature, how Greek gods turned themselves into animals, why oxen are considered holy in India, and what dogs meant to the Inuit. From ancient Persia and Japan to Viking and Mayan civilizations, this absorbing book combines art, mythology, and natural history to shine a light on the vital interplay between human and animal. Enlightening and worldexpanding, this book will change the way kids think of the animals who share our planet.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 36


Dimensions: 230 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 15-10-2019


$32.00
DUE > 13th Dec 2019
The Big Book of Everything You Need to Get the Job Done

ISBN: 9783791374048

Author: Mia Cassany    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Explore diverse professions in this playful children’s book that charts all the tools of the trade you need for a variety of careers. Children love to group,...


Explore diverse professions in this playful children’s book that charts all the tools of the trade you need for a variety of careers. Children love to group, name, identify, and discover, which is the perfect way to explore vast topics, such as the jobs people do. Filled with hundreds of meticulously and stylishly rendered items, this book takes a fun approach to a serious subject. Each spread is ingeniously populated with objects that pertain to a different career: from musician, astronaut, and doctor, to builder, chef, and gardener. The artwork will keep young readers occupied and entertained for hours. Best of all, it will encourage endless discussion about the many unique and interesting things people need to get their jobs done.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 230 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 15-10-2019


$32.00
DUE > 13th Dec 2019
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